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Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archive Colliery

View of Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archive Colliery.
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01912 502 770
Address: 
QEII Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF
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Museums & Archives Northumberland is the public marketing name for Woodhorn Charitable Trust, an independent charity which manages:

Woodhorn Museum - situated in the historic colliery site

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery - a peep into Berwick's past and the stunning art and artefacts of the Burrell Collection situated within the Berwick Barracks site

Hexham Old Gaol and Hexham Moothall - England's oldest purpose-built prison

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum - Northumberland's musical heritage

Woodhorn Charitable Trust is an independent charity which manages Woodhorn as a museum and visitor attraction and provides a home for the Northumberland Archives. The Trust also manages the Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office – a branch of the County Archives Service, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol, Hexham Moothall and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.

The local authority, Northumberland County Council, has a statutory responsibility to provide an Archives Service and under the terms of a Service Level Agreement the Woodhorn Trust is engaged by Northumberland County Council to manage this service and the museums. The Trust is registered as a charity No. 1129712 and a limited company No. 6893854.

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